Home renovations, trips replace traditional gifts

Job could be on line at office party

Erased: company loses it all when $17,000 worth of computer records disappear

Charities want donors to give stock options

AT&T president replaces head of ailing consumer unit

Holidays excite wrapping paper manufacturer

Contemplates U.S. global concerns

Questions call for retirement-age hike

Let's not legalize pot

Denounces video poker's comeback

Gas tax gouge

Don't cry for Eva

Tackle S.C. car rates

Distances Santa from mall policy

Is U.N. listening?

Poses choice of skating or robbery

Urges `Scrooges'

Defends embattled youth program

Asserts Beasley `lied' about banner

Suggests another Christmas shortcut

Ethnic cards convey cultural diversity

Innovation has brightened Christmas trees over years

Colonial Williamsburg interpreters re-create slaves' Christmas customs

Eilat is suitable place to take a breather

Lighting up the holidays

Gifts let congressmen travel

Husbands of soldiers lack formal support

Process is tested at SRS

Policing the police: Officers often face inquiry

Gingrich admits violations

Effects of Welfare reform feared

Area Briefs

Students answer Santa's mail

Business briefs - GIW Industries bought by German subsidiary

Defense drives Panthers

Carolers share joy of season

Pets may not be ideal gifts

North Carolina wins Shrine

Releases promised by rebels

Inmates' numbers decline

Volunteers give good will to mankind

Cost-cutting crucial for HMO program

Golden Hawks take title

Booknotes - new book from Aiken native out

Movie actress McQueen remembered for kindness

Gas prices might keep some home

20th-century technology brings 18th-, 19th-century books to life

Edwards' heads-up play results in crown

Two states do battle over tritium production

'Tis better to give

Redistricting may touch local seats

Turkey group quietly grows

Parking ticket penalty unclear

Spiritual business

Seasonal favorites - Augusta authors reveal treasured holiday works

River rivals unequal in tourism

Aiken hopes art center spurs downtown growth

Private school begins modestly

Romance in uniform - the rules can be blurry

Weary Terps win

Teamwork leads Dogs over struggling Cougars

Miss kicks new life into Jags

Jaguars use Means to an end result - win

The Web at warp speed - a primer on fast access

DC Webgrrls - `It's like a cigar club for women'

Encryption still tightly controlled

The Web at warp speed - a primer on fast access

With Jobs' return, Apple goes back to its core

Apple chief says expect `lots of new stuff' in '97

Marty's mischief tickles toddlers with sound-activated control

By rehiring Jobs, Apple Computer tries to put smile back on Mac users

DC Webgrrls - `It's like a cigar club for women'

Apple chief says expect `lots of new stuff' in '97